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    martial art/s ... since young

    I have been interested in martial art/s since I was young.

    Should it be 'art' or 'arts'?

    Is 'I was' optional?

    Many thanks.
    Last edited by Tan Elaine; 13-Nov-2008 at 06:01.

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    Smile Re: martial art/s ... since young

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    I have been interested in martial art/s since I was young.

    Should it be 'art' or 'arts'?
    It should be 'arts'. You could, however, say Aikido is the Japanese martial art.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Is 'I was' optional?

    Many thanks.
    No, it's essential to form a grammatical sentence.


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    #3

    Re: martial art/s ... since young

    (If you wanted to shorten the expression 'since I was young' you could say 'since my youth'.)

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    Re: martial art/s ... since young

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    (If you wanted to shorten the expression 'since I was young' you could say 'since my youth'.)

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    Hello,

    talking about the word since, can we use it with a future time as in:

    Since 2010, our company will start producing...

    If you ask me, I guess it's wrong, but don't know what to use in place.



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    Re: martial art/s ... since young

    Quote Originally Posted by Waawe View Post
    Hello,

    talking about the word since, can we use it with a future time as in:

    Since 2010, our company will start producing...

    If you ask me, I guess it's wrong, but don't know what to use in place.



    W
    You're right - it's wrong. In this sentence, you should use 'after' or 'starting from' or 'as from'... or something like that. Or paraphrase.

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    Re: martial art/s ... since young

    I see, thanks. By the way, would just from 2010 be enough or we should use it together with as as in as from?

    Thanks.

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    Re: martial art/s ... since young

    'As from ..' is preferred, though 'from..' is not exactly wrong, I think.
    Or you can say 'from 2010 onwards'.

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    Re: martial art/s ... since young

    Just 'from' is fine.

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